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Vuze BitTorrent Client

The Vuze BitTorrent protocol client has reached the 5.7.5 release a few days ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, and/or Linux Mint 18.

Vuze 5.7.5 features:

  • Native search results view
  • Native subscription results view
  • Search results now show if result already in Vuze where possible
  • Column Setup dialog now has a filter box
  • Sharing Progress popups can now be suppressed
  • New Files View column to show entire file path
  • Option to switch to Tag Settings view after tag creation to allow customization
  • Quick ‘notification view’ added to the Plugin Bar (Top Bar)
  • Plugin bar now has right-click menu to select the sub-views of interest
  • Sound/speech notifications added to notifications
  • Option added to create a notification when a download added to/removed from a tag
  • Option added to create a notification when a subscription has new results
  • Added size column to download history
  • Sidebar subscriptions menu option to update all manually
  • Added search option to always route through a proxy
  • Search templates now support full cookies
  • New isError tag constraint
  • Extended tag execute-on-assign actions to include pause and resume
  • Added some time-related tag constraint expressions to support time-based automatic tag assignment
  • Support for anonymous updating
  • New tag removal policy of ‘move to old tag’
  • Various other changes and bug-fixes

Install Vuze in Ubuntu via GetDeb repository:

The GetDeb repository has built Vuze 5.7.5 for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, and their derivatives.

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add the GetDeb repository:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb xenial-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'

You may replace xenial (for ubuntu 16.04) in the code with yakkety for Ubuntu 16.10.

2. Then download & install the gpg key via command:

wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -

3. After adding the repository, install Vuze 5.7.5 either via Synaptic Package Manager:

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or by running following commands in terminal:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install vuze


To remove Vuze BitTorrent client, use Synaptic Package Manager or run command:

sudo apt remove vuze azureus && sudo apt autoremove

To remove the GetDeb repository, launch Software & Updates and go to Other Software tab.

Vuze BitTorrent client (previously Azureus) has recently reached the 5.7.3 release with many new features, UI improvements, and some bug-fixes.

While Ubuntu 16.04 offers only Vuze 5.7.2 through a snap package in Ubuntu Software, here’s how you can install the 5.7.3 release via the traditional .deb package.

Vuze 5.7.3 new features:

  • Remember last configuration view
  • Support for additional DHT stats/operation views
  • Subscription’s can now be named and marked as anonymous during creation
  • Added share ratio to archived files view
  • Network indicator for discovered tags
  • Menu option to revert redirected files within a download
  • DHT latency estimate added to views
  • Added simpler way to set download thumbnails
  • Added option to make subscription downloads non-public
  • Concurrent subscription downloads
  • Support for anonymous subscriptions
  • See more at the wiki page.

Install Vuze 5.7.3 in Ubuntu 16.04:

1. Add Getdeb repository:

Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb xenial-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'

2. Install the key so your system trust the packages from that repository:

wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -

3. Finally update package index and install Vuze client:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install vuze

For those who don’t want to add PPA, grab the .deb packages for azureus and then vuze from THIS PAGE.

4. (Optional) To remove Vuze BitTorrent client, simply run apt command with remove flag:

sudo apt remove vuze && sudo apt autoremove

And the Getdeb repository can be disabled or removed via Software & Updates (Other Software tab) utility.

Vuze BitTorrent client has finally reached v5.4.0 with new features, UI changes and various bug fixes.

Vuze is a multimedia BitTorrent client based on Azureus intended for DVD and HD video. It includes some social-networking features to share videos among friends.

User Interface

  • Added ‘force start’ and ‘super seeding’ options to the create-torrent wizard
  • File filter added to torrent-options dialog
  • Minimum/Target share ratio setters added to column menu and torrent options view
  • Added ‘SHA1′ column to files-view
  • Added a default save directory to apply when ‘best guess’ is enabled and nothing matches
  • File path names can now be entered into the search box to open the torrent
  • New column showing the date of completion of the most recent file
  • Added ‘initial tags’ to the create-torrent wizard
  • Enabled networks can now be specified in torrent-options dialog
  • Added an ‘apply to current’ function to tags with initial-save/move-on-complete set
  • Added ‘availability’ button to torrent-options to allow a torrent’s availability to be checked before addition
  • Tag buttons can now be enabled in Library view; category buttons can be hidden
  • Added ‘pause for’ option for selected torrents in Library view via Advanced menu

Client Core

  • Added simple tag constraint language (e.g. to define a tag that contains downloads whose title matches a regex)
  • BEP 40: Canonical Peer Priority
  • Added ‘copy-on-complete’ function to tags
  • HTTPS support for web-seeds
  • Speed limit handler can now start/stop downloads assigned to particular tags

Install Vuze in Ubuntu:

The getdeb apps repository contains the latest packages for Ubuntu 14.04, see:

If you don’t want to add this repository, go to the link below:

Download Vuze .DEB

Download and install below packages via Gdebi (available in Software Center):

  • azureus_5.4.0.0-1~getdeb1_all.deb
  • vuze_5.4.0.0-1~getdeb1_all.deb

Vuze bittorrent client recently released version 5.2.0 with improvements, bug fixes and translation updates. It features torrent tagging, file prioritization, and more.

Vuze 5.2.0 change log:

  • Better organization of torrents files is possible with the introduction of color-coding for tags
  • Several improvements have been made to the torrent file experience overall.
  • users can also choose which file type to download, such as .avi, .mp4 and others.
  • The torrent client software now has a menu option in the notification area to dismiss all notifications.
  • Brazilian Portuguese, Basque and Spanish language updates have been implemented.
  • Persist column add/remove via header menu
  • Table structure change was losing a tag listener and subsequently failing to update correctly
  • Multiple concurrent torrent additions causing duplicate dialogs
  • Unloading a plugin was causing a second plugins images to be disposed
  • Search bar was truncating long URIs
  • Magnet plugin wasn’t handling URIs with ‘xt’ sections properly
  • Removed blocking call to get public IP address from initialization path
  • Respect ‘do not activate UI’ on download addition
  • Fixed end-game-mode looping bug
  • Lots of minor fixes detected by Coverity static code analysis tool
  • Improved performance of timer event handling
  • Fixed ‘upload only’ message support
  • Prevent a hanging UPnP device from blocking caller
  • Handle separators other than ‘-’ when parsing port ranges
  • Remove unnecessary retry on downloads that will most likely fail identically
  • Alert audio files weren’t playing when contained in folders with certain characters or symbols in name
  • Option to have multiple torrent-options screens on a single dialog as opposed to separate dialogs per torrent
  • Automatic application of tracker templates on a per-tag basis (to merge, replace and remove trackers)
  • Automatic tagging of downloads based on their trackers
  • Install Vuze 5.2.0:

    For Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy and Linux Mint 16 Petra, we can install Vuze 5.2.0 from GetDeb repository by running commands below one by one in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

    sudo sh -c 'echo "deb saucy-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'
    wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install vuze

    Or download and install the DEB package from here

    For other releases download the portable version from vuze homepage

    The Vuze Bittorrent Client 5.1 has been released. Here I’ll show you how to install it in Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10 and create a launcher for Unity.

    Vuze 5.1 includes a number of updates to the client, providing an improved user interface (UI) with enhanced usability and efficiency, improved performance and some critical bug fixes (for example elimination of some deadlock conditions). Read the official release note.

    Install Vuze in Ubuntu Linux

    1.) Vuze depends on Java, so first install OpenJDK from Ubuntu Software Center, or install Oracle Java via PPA

    2.) Download Vuze 5.1 from the official website. Below is the link:

    3.) Open file browser, extract the downloaded package. Then move the result folder to /opt/. You’ll need to press Alt+F2 and type in gksudo nautilus to open file browser with root privilege.

    4.) Now you can launch Vuze via below command (Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal):

    sudo /opt/vuze/azureus

    Create Launcher for Vuze

    Install the required package by running below command in terminal:

    sudo apt-get install gnome-panel --no-install-recommends

    Now run command to bring up Create Launcher dialog.

    sudo gnome-desktop-item-edit /usr/share/applications/ --create-new

    Type in:

    name: Vuze
    command: gksudo /opt/vuze/azureus
    choose icon from /opt/vuze/ folder

    Now you’re able to launch Vuze from Unity Dash. Enjoy!